Mayor J.H. Graham III
Mayor J. H. Graham, III
P. O. Box 1176
Crossville, TN 38557-1176
(931) 484-5113 or (931) 456-5123
A lifelong resident of Crossville, Mayor J.H. Graham, III, is a 1966 graduate of Cumberland County High School and a 1970 graduate of the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, receiving a BS in Business Administration, majoring in accounting.
He has served on numerous boards in his home county and all around the state. He was appointed secretary of the newly founded Tennessee Renewable Energy and Economic Development Council. He has also served on the TDEC Solid Waste Advisory Board. Other board memberships include the Hospice of Cumberland County, Fair Park Senior Center, and Chairman of the Steering Committee for the Cumberland Business Incubator.
Mayor Graham was named the 2009 Mayor of the year by the Tennessee Municipal League, which includes 347 Tennessee cities and towns. They have chosen a mayor each year for this award since 1954. Mayor Graham was recognized for the city's many significant accomplishments during the previous years in the areas of recreation and leisure services; water and wastewater, energy conservation and the environment; and traffic mitigation and public safety.
He is the recipient of the Water Conservationist Award for 2011 by the Tennessee Wildlife Federation. He was recognized statewide for his vision to protect the environment and improve his communities' water supply and water quality. Through his support of a partnership with U.T. Knoxville, Tennessee Tech, TDEC, U.S. Game and Fish, the Nature Conservancy, a Habitat Conservation Plan is being written to ensure the continued quality of life, economic property, and conservation of water quality and natural resources within Crossville.
He is currently practicing tax return preparation at his home office at 1874 South Main Street, the same house he was born in.